Bahamas.com Wins ‘Best In Class’ at Interactive Media Awards
- Apr 20, 2018 - 7:34:41 PM
The official website of The Islands Of The Bahamas has been a hit with
visitors, an achievement that has landed the destination the highest
honor of the Interactive Media Awards.
Bahamas.com, which is the
official Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) site, has won
the ‘Best In Class’ award in the category of Travel and Tourism...
WTTO Projects Bahamas Tourism Growth
- Apr 18, 2018 - 6:44:26 PM
Despite the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTO) report that it can
take up to four years for the Caribbean to fully recover from the
tumultuous 2017 hurricane season, The Islands Of The Bahamas is forging
ahead with growing its Travel and Tourism to GDP.
WTTO launched a report on Resilience and Recovery in the wake of the
2017 hurricane season to analyze the immediate and long-term effects on
Bahamasair new direct flights Miami-Bimini
- Apr 18, 2018 - 6:01:58 PM
The Islands Of The Bahamas is the closest landfall from the U.S.
mainland and a mere 50 miles away, Bimini Island in the Bahamas is the
Bahamasair, The Bahamas national flag carrier, has
announced that beginning May 3rd, they will begin non-stop service
between, Miami, Florida and Bimini.
The flight between Miami and Bimini is about a half hour with the new service using a 50-seater aircraft the ATR 42...
Bahamas pursues ‘Gold Standards’ At Taste Of The Caribbean
- Apr 17, 2018 - 12:02:55 PM
The Bahamas National Culinary Team is looking to keep up that gold standard when it comes to The Taste of the Caribbean 2018.
fierce competition to be held June 22-26 at the Hyatt Regency Miami is a
chance for countries of the Caribbean show their culinary prowess...
Bahamasair and Air Caraïbes Ink Interline Agreement
- Apr 11, 2018 - 8:30:32 PM
France just got a little closer to The Islands Of The Bahamas, thanks to
an interline agreement signed between Bahamasair and Air Caraïbes.
agreement was signed after painstaking negotiations, according to
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Area Manager for France, Karin
Mallet Gautier, who recently brought nine tour operators on a
familiarization trip to The Bahamas.
“Air Caraïbes took over the route from Paris to San Salvador that Club
Med was operating as a charter. In November 2016, Air Caraïbes began
servicing the Paris- San Salvador route with regularly scheduled
3 Tides opens at Baha Mar
- Apr 11, 2018 - 9:44:59 AM
The new 3 Tides Fish House at the Grand Hyatt in Baha Mar made waves
with more than 100 guests who were lucky enough to attend its grand
opening on April 5.
The 220-seat eatery is described as an approachable yet sophisticated twist on the classic fish house.
Officials say the restaurant’s concept is based on three pillars –sustainability, quality and simplicity...
40th Anniversary of Island Roots Heritage Festival
- Apr 10, 2018 - 8:15:39 AM
Festival time is here again for residents of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco as
they prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Island Roots
Heritage Festival May 4 - 6.
Under the theme, “Green Turtle Cay:
Beautiful, Bountiful and Blessed,” the three-day festival is a
much-anticipated event that celebrates the shared Loyalist heritage of
the residents of Green Turtle Cay and its sister settlement, Key West,
Tourism pushes for more Latin American Visitors
- Apr 9, 2018 - 12:47:37 PM
A recent familiarization trip for journalists has brought Latin America even closer to The Islands Of The Bahamas.
several media personalities from Colombia, Peru and Panama visited
Nassau and Paradise Island to get a taste of Bahamian culture to share
with their respective countries.
General Manager of Multi
Destinations in the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Giovanni Grant said the
reason behind this outreach is that Latin America continues to be a huge
market for The Islands Of The Bahamas...
Canadian woman becomes Bahamas “Tourism Ambassador”
- Apr 5, 2018 - 1:29:23 PM
Millions of people travel all over the world looking for a place to fall
in love with. This was no issue for Canadian visitor Shirley Bond who
fell head over heels in love with The Islands Of The Bahamas nearly 40
years ago. After close to four decades of visiting The Bahamas, Ms. Bond
has been bestowed with the prestigious title of “Tourism Ambassador”
for the destination.
For Ms. Bond, her love affair with The Bahamas began when she was just 16- years-old...
Bahamas Nominated for Nine World Travel Awards
- Apr 5, 2018 - 12:52:08 PM
The Islands Of The Bahamas continue to reach pinnacles and are going
head to head with several destinations for top spots in the 25th World
The destination with out-of-this world blue waters
is up for nine different awards, namely Caribbean’s Leading Beach
Destination; Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination; Caribbean’s Leading
Cruise Port 2018; Caribbean’s Leading Destination...
20th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival Press Conference
- Mar 28, 2018 - 10:52:49 AM
Located in the quaint and rustic settlement of Pelican Point, the
Pelican Point Coconut Festival has become one of the biggest cultural
events held on Grand Bahama Island to date.
Over the past two
decades, the annual event has attracted hundreds of residents and
visitors to the festival site where attendees are surrounded by a
beautiful beach and treated to coconut themed dishes and activities...
Historic scuplture of Bahamin woman unveiled in S. Florida
- Mar 23, 2018 - 2:28:02 PM
A sculpture created by acclaimed Bahamian artist, Antonius Roberts, and
representing a female Bahamian immigrant to the U.S., Mariah Brown - one
of the fist black homeowners in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida - was
recently unveiled on the campus of Florida Memorial University.
historical sculpture unveiled, represents what has been described as
"one of several beautiful dancing women born out of the artist's
deep-seated respect for the sanctity and significance of trees and
Bahamas Junkanoo Street Culture on display at S. Florida Museum
- Mar 23, 2018 - 12:45:35 PM
The premiere cultural expression of The Islands Of The Bahamas,
Junkanoo, is currently on display at Miami, Florida, History Miami
Museum’s exhibition, "Avenues of Expression: Street Traditions in
A live Bahamas Junkanoo group, under the leadership of
local Bahamian Junkanoo icon, Mr. Langston Longley, marched an excited
crowd into the exhibit hall, at the official opening reception, of the
unique, new exhibition, Friday, March 16th...
Abaconian Khalea Richard is Junior Minister of Tourism 2018
- Mar 23, 2018 - 11:06:36 AM
After an intense competition, Khalea Richard of Forest Heights Academy
in Abaco is this year’s Junior Minister of Tourism, having beaten 13
other students from around the country.
“It feels amazing, if you
told me this morning when I woke up that I would be Junior Minister of
Tourism by the end of the day I would have said, ‘There's no way. Maybe
second, maybe third but there's no way’”, Richard said...
Pentecostal Assemblies Of The World holds conference in Bahamas
- Mar 22, 2018 - 10:36:16 AM
Religious tourism got a major boost this week as over 700 Pentecostal
Assembly of the World delegates are in The Bahamas for its Spring Bishop
Board meeting at the Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar.
The meeting, which
is being held from March 18th - 24th, has brought together delegates
from the United States, the Caribbean and even as far as Asia, according
Bahamas gold-winning water polo team returns home
- Mar 20, 2018 - 7:20:03 PM
Happy champions, happy
parents, happy officials -- the Bahamas Water Polo Team won gold medals
in all three age categories of Under 14, Under 16 and Under 19 after
competition at CARIFTA in Jamaica. They returned home yesterday
evening, victorious -- pictured at LPIA.
The team was met and
congratulated by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael
14 Students vying for Jr. Minister Of Tourism 2018
- Mar 20, 2018 - 11:18:55 AM
Anticipation is escalating as 14 Junior Directors of Tourism from around
The Bahamas prepare to compete in the Annual Junior Minister of Tourism
Speech Competition on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Superclubs Breezes
In its sixteenth year, the Junior Minister of Tourism
Program was designed to promote awareness of the importance of tourism
among high school students and to motivate our youth to pursue careers
in the country’s number one industry...
Bahamas Young Chef Holds 26th annual Competition
- Mar 19, 2018 - 4:22:46 PM
Over 60 up and coming chefs from all over the Islands of The Bahamas got
the chance to go head to head from March 12-15 at the 26th annual
Bahamas Young Chef Culinary Competition.
The event gives the
young prodigies an opportunity to show off their culinary prowess using
ingredients indigenous to the archipelago as well as Mahatma rice and
Robin Hood flour...
Cruise interest in The Bahamas remains strong
- Mar 15, 2018 - 10:11:07 PM
More than 11,000 cruise and maritime industry professionals from around
the world, including the Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA)
Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar and the Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of
Transportation and Local Government, attended the recent Seatrade Cruise
Global Conference at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, March 5-8,
While at the conference the Bahamas delegation met with
cruise executives of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line,